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River Crossing Soundscape Project

 – an expression of place in sound and music


Diary of the process / FAQs / The sounds & music / Reviews


Traffic on the new Walterdale Bridge, canoes on the North Saskatchewan, Metis Fiddle music, Powwow dance music, French folk song, jazz, and the sounds of the natural environment of the River Valley: all these and more come together in the River Crossing Soundscape Project.

Through a series of workshops and consultations with area residents and traditional musicians the Schoen Duo have constructed a soundscape which evokes the rich cultural tapestry of the River Crossing area.

The first performances of the River Crossing Soundscape Project took place on November 30 and December 1, 2018, at the Ortona Armoury Arts Building and the Rossdale Community Hall (Historic Little Flower Academy), two of the oldest buildings in the River Crossing area. A recording of the live performance is available at https://schoenduo.bandcamp.com/releases:


 

A Soundscape Project can happen in your community! To find out how, contact the Schoen Duo at schoenduo@gmail.com

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Hear Kathleen describing the project to Mark Connolly on CBC radio’s Edmonton AM 

 


 

Salterello (excerpt)

Salterello (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Salterello-preview.mp3

Siciliana (excerpt)

Siciliana (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Siciliana-preview.mp3

Three Reel Studies (excerpt)

Three Reel Studies (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3-reel-studies-preview.mp3

Red River Dances (excerpt)

Red River Dances (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Red-River-Dances-Preview.mp3

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt)

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kuhlau-Variations-Preview.mp3

Profile (excerpts)

In this EP we demonstrate the wide variety of styles we can cover. Medieval and Baroque music on period instruments, modern compositions that recall folk traditions, Native American and Metis melodies, and, of course, a little bit of classical music too.   About the Music: Salterello: This anonymous Italian dance from c.1400 is played on […]